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Piece Goods, Notions & Other Apparel Wholesaling in the US: Market Research Report

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Piece Goods, Notions & Other Apparel Wholesaling Market Research Report | NAICS 42431 | Mar 2016

Falling to pieces: Import competition and wholesale bypass leave revenue in tatters

IBISWorld’s Piece Goods, Notions & Other Apparel Wholesaling market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$14bn
Annual Growth 11-16
-1.8%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Profit
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Employment
24,970
Businesses
4,721
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Rising import penetration has displaced the downstream demand for buttons, zippers and yard fabric from domestic distributors to international manufacturers. Additionally, wholesale bypass, which is the trend of downstream buyers sourcing directly from manufacturers to cut expenses, has constrained wholesalers' function in the domestic supply chain and eliminated many operators. Although the recovering economy will help the industry somewhat, these adverse trends are anticipated to continue in the coming years... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

The Piece Goods, Notions and Other Apparel Wholesaling industry has long been in decline, and the economic recession that hit the United States only made conditions worse. Prior to the recession, the industry experienced a combination of price competition from low-cost imports and vertical integration by upstream manufacturers. Industry revenue declined in four of the past five years and IBISWorld expects revenue to decline at an annualized 1.8% to $14.3 billion over the five years to 2016; a decline of 3.1% is expected in 2016 alone.

Industry trends

Like many US apparel industries, this wholesale industry has been negatively affected by import penetration into the domestic market... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Piece Goods, Notions & Other Apparel Wholesaling Industry?

Operators in this industry wholesale piece goods, fabrics, yarns, thread and other notions and hair accessories. Products sold in this industry include apparel trimmings, belts and buckles, textile fabrics, textile labels, millinery supplies, sewing needles, remnants, ribbons, sewing accessories and zippers. Establishments that buy fabric goods in the gray (i.e. unbleached and untreated), have them finished on a contract basis and sell at wholesale are classified in other industries.

Industry Products
Cotton fabric including blendsSynthetic fabrics excluding synthetic knitsOther knit fabricsWoolen and worsted piece goodsOther piece goodsNotions, including buttons, ribbons, lace and sewing accessories
 
Industry Activities
Apparel wholesalingBelt and buckle assembly kit wholesalingBinding and embroidery wholesalingFabrics and textile wholesalingHair accessories, millinery supplies and sewing needle wholesalingRemnants and ribbon wholesalingHair accessories wholesaling


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